Kalamazoo 1SM 1 x 42 Inch Multipurpose Sander

Kalamazoo 1SM 1 x 42 Inch Multipurpose Sander


Kalamazoo 1SM 1 x 42 Inch Multipurpose Sander

1SM 1 X 42 inch metalworking sander powerhouse effortlessly smooths rough edges, shapes curves, leaving behind a finish that’ll make your projects shine.


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This item: Kalamazoo 1SM 1 x 42 Inch Multipurpose Sander


Kalamazoo 1SM 1 x 42 Inch Multipurpose Sander Features

  • Motor Specifications: 1/3HP 1PH 115V motor¬†
  • Belt size: 1‚ÄĚ x 42‚Ä̬†
  • Belt speed: 1800 SFPM
  • Steel idler pulley with sealed ball bearings
  • Replaceable drive pulley
  • Removable and adjustable (0 to 45 deg.) steelwork table
  • Work table size: 3‚ÄĚ W x 3‚ÄĚ D
  • Adjustable and removable steel platen
  • Platen work area: 1-‚Öě‚ÄĚ W¬† x 5-‚Öě‚ÄĚ H
  • Easy belt tracking¬†
  • Belt tracking knob and collar¬†
  • Spring belt tension¬†
  • Steel construction¬†
  • Machine weight: 35 lbs.¬†
  • Shipping dimensions: 12‚ÄĚ L x 17‚ÄĚ W x 28‚ÄĚ H
  • Will fit on any workbench

Designed To Do The Following

The Kalamazoo Industries 1SM bench sander, thanks to its versatility and variety of belts, is suited for a wide range of sanding applications. Here’s a breakdown of some of its key capabilities:


  • Deburring:¬†Removing sharp edges and burrs left behind from machining or cutting processes.
  • Light metal removal:¬†Grinding down surfaces for minor adjustments or smoothing out imperfections.
  • Finishing:¬†Achieving a smooth and polished finish on metal surfaces.
  • Cleaning:¬†Removing rust, paint, or other coatings before further work.


  • Shaping and profiling:¬†Creating curves, bevels, and other custom shapes on wood pieces.
  • Flattening and squaring:¬†Leveling uneven surfaces and preparing edges for joinery.
  • Sanding curves and contours:¬†Smoothing out curved edges and interior sections of wood pieces.
  • Stock removal:¬†Removing significant amounts of material for size adjustments or preparing surfaces for finishing.

General applications:

  • Sharpening tools:¬†Honing edges on knives, chisels, and other cutting tools.
  • Blending materials:¬†Smoothing transitions between different materials or joining edges seamlessly.
  • Cleaning and prepping surfaces:¬†Removing light paint, grime, or imperfections before painting or coating.
  • Polishing:¬†Achieving a high-gloss finish on various materials.

Additionally, the 1SM’s ability to run as a slack belt sander opens up further possibilities:

  • Sanding complex shapes:¬†Reaching into tight spaces and around curves for detailed sanding.
  • Finishing curved edges and moldings:¬†Achieving smooth and consistent finishes on intricate shapes.
  • Polishing rounded objects:¬†Polishing pipes, cylinders, and other non-flat surfaces.

Metalworking Sander Options

Sander Benefits


  • Wide range of materials:¬†It can be used on a variety of materials, including metal, wood, plastic, and composites, making it suitable for a wide range of tasks.
  • Multiple applications:¬†It can be used for deburring, light metal removal, shaping, cleaning, polishing, and other finishing tasks.
  • Slack belt sanding:¬†It can be run as a slack belt sander, which allows you to sand contours and curves.


  • Powerful motor:¬†It has a 1/3 HP motor that provides ample power for most tasks.
  • Fast belt speed:¬†The belt speed of 1800 SFPM ensures efficient sanding.
  • Durable construction:¬†It is made of steel and is built to last.

Ease of use:

  • Compact size:¬†It is compact and lightweight, making it easy to move around and store.
  • Simple to operate:¬†It is easy to set up and use, even for beginners.
  • Adjustable table and platen:¬†The table and platen are adjustable, which allows you to find the perfect position for your workpiece.

Additional benefits:

  • Replaceable parts:¬†All parts of the sander are replaceable, so you can keep it running for years to come.
  • Made in the USA:¬†It is made in the USA, which means you can be confident in its quality.
  • Positive user reviews:¬†It has positive user reviews, which suggests that it is a reliable and effective tool.

The 1SM Bench Sander Can Sand The Following 

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Stainless steel
  • And more…..

Suggested Replacement Parts

1SM Replacement parts

1sm 1 x 42 inch metalworking and woodworking bench sander uses high quality parts that are available in Kalamazoo and typically ship within a few business days.  Click here to be taken to the replacement part store for this high quality tool.


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